Survivors Eva Kor: Human Experimentation, Mengele, & Forgiveness and Arthur Allen: Enslaved Scientists
Tuesday October 28th at 7PM Commons Center MPR
For our fourth event, on Oct. 28, we will host two speakers: Eva Kor, a Romanian woman who was subjected to human experimentation under the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz; and the historian Arthur Allen, author of a new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl. Both of Eva Kor’s parents and two older sisters were killed at Auschwitz; only she and Miriam survived. Kor received international attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis for what had been done to her. This story was later explored in the documentary Forgiving Dr. Mengele. Allen’s book tells the story of two Polish scientists, Rudolf Weigl and Ludwik Fleck, who were coerced by Nazi authorities into producing vaccines for the Wehrmacht, but who remained secretly defiant throughout the war and took every opportunity they could to subvert the Nazi war machine.